Wendy Cabrera Rubio’s (Mexico b. 1993) textile works and performance art crosses boundaries—between high and low culture, image and object, and narration and action. Her work examines mass culture’s production and distribution of images, especially by animation and caricature. Through a process that includes interdisciplinary collaborations and rewriting the archive, Cabrera explores the resurgence of the extreme right alongside the rise of biotechnology and the Pan-American project. Cabrera Rubio holds an undergraduate degree from the Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda” in Mexico City. After earning her degree, she studied at the Programa Educativo SOMA in Mexico City.
Cabrera Rubio’s work has been exhibited in China, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, England, France, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand, and the United States. Recent exhibitions include “Institute of Pacific Relations” at PEANA, Monterrey, MX; “How to make a painting behave like a landscape” at Museo Jumex, Mexico City, MX; “Salon de Arte Panamericano” at kurimanzutto, Mexico City, MX; “Courage! Near Infra Red” at Rinomina, Paris, FR, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas; “Nuevo manifiesto de cine mexicano” at Lodos Gallery, Mexico City, MX; “Temporary Realities” at Galería Karen Huber, Mexico City, MX; “Autoconstrucción Detritus” at MUCA, Mexico City, MX, curated by Abraham Cruzvillegas; “La Historia la Escriben los Vencedores” at Biquini Wax EPS, Mexico City, MX; and “Apocalipto” at Nordenhake Gallery, Mexico City, MX (in collaboration with Josúe Mejía).